Barry Eisler is the best-selling author of two thriller series, one featuring John Rain, a half-Japanese, half-American former soldier turned freelance assassin; and another featuring black ops soldier Ben Treven.
Hosting forums on the future of anything is a powerful way to shape the questions people ask. In the case of publishing, the inevitable questions are: what is the relationship between print and ebook sales? How should we think about the rise of one and the fall of the other?
Many indie authors, as it happens, are highly entrepreneurial and professional, and many of us are managing to sell our books on Amazon and elsewhere, so why shouldn't you be able to work with us and cash in?
These are the people who helped move indie films from the art house to the Oscars. These are people who take pride in being the ones to discover--and pass along--the newest indie film, garage band and self-published book.